BIO

Erin Khar lives, loves, and writes in New York City and sometimes other cities too. Her work has been featured many places, including Marie Claire, SELF, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, The Manifest-Station, and Cosmonauts Avenue. In addition to her Ask Erin advice column and her role as Managing Editor for Ravishly, her latest project is a forthcoming memoir that follows her recovery from a 15-year struggle with heroin addiction, as she learned to let go of shame, face the truth, and love and forgive herself. When she’s not writing, she’s probably watching Beverly Hills, 90210.

Erin Khar's Articles

I went to pack our things and caught my mom ruffling through my toiletries bag. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: My Mom Punched Holes In My Condoms

When we got home my wife was unpacking our bags and noticed the condoms we keep in the toiletries bag looked weird.
Erin Khar   |   12.5.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
How can I know either, let alone both of us, will be okay? (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: How Do You Deal With A Breakup When You Both Have Mental Illness?

We both have mental illness. How can I know either, let alone both of us, will be okay after our breakup?
Erin Khar   |   11.28.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
My sister is an emotionally unsafe person for me to be around. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: My Sister Is Abusive & I'm Terrified Of Her

I'm afraid of her. I'm a successful, educated woman with a wonderful marriage and a great career. And I'm afraid of my abusive sister.
Erin Khar   |   11.15.18 9:07am   |   SHARE
(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: Is My Boyfriend Going To Leave Me Because Of My Mental Health Issues?

I just can't shake this feeling that my boyfriend going to leave me and find someone who makes him happy without mental health issues.
Erin Khar   |   11.14.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: How Do I Tell My Sister That Her Husband Relapsed? 

I'm fairly certain my brother-in-law relapsed on heroin, and I don't know how to tell my sister that her husband relapsed.
Erin Khar   |   11.7.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: How Do I Tell My Friend To Stop Pushing Her MLM Products On Me?

I'm beginning to wonder, does she see me as a friend or her potential downstream seller? I need my friend to stop pushing her MLM products on me!
Erin Khar   |   10.31.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: Is It Time To Leave My Husband?

So, here I am. Two kids, married to a trustworthy, kind, provider who is married to his job. Is it time to leave my husband?
Erin Khar   |   10.24.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: I Assaulted My Ex And Don't Know How To Make It Right 

I sexually assaulted my ex, and I don't know how to make things better. I have apologized and told her I would give her all the space she needs.
Erin Khar   |   10.17.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: I'm Almost 30 And I Feel Like I'm "Behind" In Life

I’m soon approaching 30, I feel so behind in life in comparison to friends. I feel like I’m old and the best years of my life were wasted on an illness.
Erin Khar   |   10.10.18 12:01am   |   SHARE
(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: My Ex-Girlfriend Is Giving Me Mixed Signals 

She told me that her feelings are gone and never coming back. Until the day when she moved out, and now my girlfriend is giving me mixed signals. Help!
Erin Khar   |   10.3.18 12:01am   |   SHARE